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    Cyrus the Virus

    That paint work! Incredible.
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    Skidwell GTS

    Thanks. Forgot to link the build thread. http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/skidwell-gts.111317/
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    Skidwell GTS

    Finished my Class 1 build. An Aussie classic refreshed and rideable. Plenty of patina! Stripped down and oxalic acid bath for parts. Period correct chainguard, cranks, headset etc. Relaced Sturmey archer 3spd to Alloy rim with stainless spokes. Alloy from wheel. Modern thumb shifter nodded to...
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    It’s more of a repair than a rat build. Speedwell GTS frame and forks. Speedwell Ladies Sport (step through) cranks, pedals, chainguard, bars, stem and headset to keep it in the family. Modern alloy rims, rear laced to a period correct Sturmey Archer 3spd. Old school bell, headlight and...
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    Added a headlight and reflector and I reckon it’s done. Just needs a photo shoot.
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    BO15 The Kwaka

    So I had another look at this. Seems the head angle is pretty close to the bike I’m inspired by. It doesn’t require a change. However the usual ‘winter blues’ have been visiting and not a lot of progress, so I doubt it’ll get finished by the deadline. Class one has been ticking away and is...
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    Forgot to add that the shifter was in the wrong position so I pulled it apart, cut out a little of the base plate and rotated it a bit to suit. Added a little bling to the shifter box. Will paint it soon, it’s a bit cold right now. Looking for a T handle for the shifter and found this...
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    Mounted the shifter using a couple of reflector brackets. Plastic so the don’t scratch the paint! Now to try and make it a bit more stylish.
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    You are correct. Definitely need some decent brakes. Went to add some brake cables then discovered I’d installed rear brakes from a ladies step through. Another step backwards, had to find some more that had a top pull. This time I test fitted before the spit and polish - lesson learnt there...
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    BO15 Huff-n-Puff

    Hey! cool name! enjoy the build.
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    Had little play with the brakes and seem to have found some that will work. Mounted the red under the brake bridge otherwise it’s just an odd angle and won’t go near the rim.
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    It’s a rider - kinda. No brakes, only top gear.
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    BO15 The Kwaka

    As per usual, all guns blazing to start then get distracted for a while. Had a bit of a break from build offs to upgrade my sons 24” bike with new wheels. upgraded the 7spd freewheel to a 9spd cassette with a new hub and rim. Then 1x which involved grinding off the riveted rings and cutting the...
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    Not sure, this might be cursed. After lacing the rear wheel twice due to errors, it’s tensioned up. The front took two incorrect lacing and one correct to work out the spokes were not the correct length. Too long. Found an alternate front wheel with an alloy hub. It’ll have to do for now. I’m...
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    BO15 Skidwell GTS

    Thanks OJ. Yeah, after I put the wheel in I looked back and saw the brake under the bridge. all the other similar frames I’ve seen on the internet have the brake on top, which made me wonder about the wheel size. I tossed the old wheels a while ago, they were beyond help but I’m pretty sure i...